Peter Stanley and Friends – Hortensia Gallery

Invitation to Peter Stanley and Friends Exhibition

Peter Stanley and Friends at Kensington and Chelsea College, Hortensia Gallery, 2nd May to 17th May, 10:00am – 8:30pm Mon – Wed, 10:00am – 5:00pm Thu – Fri. (Private View 9th May from 6:30pm)

Peter Stanley, artist and teacher, died in March 2006 while on a skiing holiday in Bulgaria. Last month, he would have been 58. He joined Kensington and Chelsea College in 1987 as a lecturer, and was course director and, subsequently, curriculum leader for Fine Art. His passionate belief in his subject and how it could enrich people’s lives touched many students, pushing them to succeed and achieve a better life through art.

This exhibition will show much more of Peter”s work than was shown here previously and also gives the chance to many members of staff, who worked with him, to show their work alongside his.

Peter was hugely respected, liked and admired by friends, colleagues and students. He pursued his artistic vision with intensity, integrity and high expectations his drive and determination encouraging students to achieve their potential. What is on show here reflects his eclectic approach with work from many periods of his life, but this still only represents a small amount of the overall body of work he produced.

In his memory, the Peter Stanley Memorial Fund has been established to give an annual award to an art student at Kensington and Chelsea College.

A catalogue of this exhibition is available with proceeds from the sales going to the Peter Stanley Memorial Fund. The paper version is ?22, the electronic version on CD is ?2.50. Email for sales and orders.

For more about Peter and his work, see